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March 29, 2011 > Eagle Project makes a difference

Eagle Project makes a difference

Submitted By City of Union City

On March 5, Rajiv Samagond from the Boy Scouts of America Troop 176 completed his Eagle Scout project at Alvarado Blvd. and Galaxy Drive. Rajiv and his crew of volunteers planted 30 flowering eastern redbud trees on the two streets, and also planted flowering shrubs to help spruce up a blighted area. The area was then covered with 20 cubic-yards of mulch to help prevent weeds and retain soil moisture.

Eagle Scout is the highest attainable rank in Boy Scouting and requires years of dedication and hard work. Scouts must demonstrate proficiency in leadership, service and outdoor skills at multiple levels, earn 21 merit badges, and complete a leadership project that benefits a community before achieving the Eagle rank. Less than five percent of Boy Scouts become Eagle Scouts.

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